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  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice and Policy... Newark
  • University of Delaware in Newark, DE, United States
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  • 2 weeks ago

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University of Delaware

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement...

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which
encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women,
Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice
of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

Job No: 500430

Work Type: Faculty

Location: Newark

Categories: School of Marine Science & Policy, Full
Time

Position

Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice and Policy

College of Earth, Ocean & Environment

University of Delaware

Description

The University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a
full-time, instruction-focused faculty position within the School
of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) at its Newark campus. This
9-month Continuing Track position will be filled at the Assistant
Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2024. SMSP
offers a Bachelor of Science and a Minor in Marine Science, a
Professional Master’s degree in Environmental Science and
Management, Master of Marine Policy, Master of Science and PhD
degrees in Environmental Economics and Marine Studies, and a PhD in
Oceanography.

We seek an exceptional individual with expertise in
environmental justice and policy (broadly defined, but can include
environmental inequality/inequity, energy justice, indigenous
justice, and climate justice) who: a) has a passion for
undergraduate and graduate teaching, b) has the ability to develop
courses in Environmental Justice, Environmental Social Sciences,
and Environmental and Marine policy, and teach an undergraduate
marine environmental issue capstone course c) demonstrates a
commitment to incorporating innovative evidence-based methods into
the classroom, and d) have a plan for successfully teaching
students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning
styles.

Duties

The successful candidate will teach as assigned by the School
Director (typically 3 courses in each of the Fall and Spring
semesters) and may elect to teach over Winter and Summer sessions
on a supplemental contract; pursue professional development
opportunities and incorporate evidence-based teaching methods into
their courses; and will participate in recruiting, mentoring and
advising students. In addition, it is expected that 25% of the
workload will be dedicated to contributing to the School’s service
mission and/or undertaking scholarly or creative activity.
Responsibilities will include teaching and teaching-related tasks;
student mentorship; continued professional development,
particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; program
development; and participation in university/external service.

Continuing Track

The Continuing Track (CT) is UD’s full-time, non-tenure track
faculty line. Although CT faculty are not eligible for tenure, the
position is not intended to be temporary. Rather, it allows for a
flexible workload, and CT faculty enjoy contracts that increase in
length over time, as well as many of the same benefits as
tenure-track and tenured faculty, such as identical titles, a
parallel promotion track, sabbaticals, and shared faculty
governance. CT faculty receive full and generous benefits,
including family-friendly benefits, as part of their compensation
package, and can negotiate workload with department chairs with
subsequent contracts. More information about the University’s
Continuing Track faculty rank can be found at:
https://sites.udel.edu/ctcaucus/why-do-you-want-to-be-a-ct-faculty-at-ud/.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a social science or
related interdisciplinary field prior to the position start date
and strong teaching skills in qualitative/quantitative social
sciences. Prior teaching experience, including as a teaching
assistant, is required by the time of application, and must be well
documented in application materials. Applicants should also address
their experience with course development, use of evidence-based
teaching approaches, recruitment and mentorship of students, and
strategies to interact with diverse groups and learners. Positive
factors for consideration also include the ability to relate
EJ-relevant quantitative and/or qualitative research methods to the
classroom; justice- and/or community-engaged research; some
background in the natural sciences (especially related to
environmental justice or marine/coastal issues); contributions to
DEI; and community-engagement.

Application Process

Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,
contact information for three references, evidence of teaching
effectiveness (including formal teaching evaluations and peer
teaching evaluations), sample syllabi for up to two courses, and
separate “Teaching Interests, Experience & Philosophy
Statement” and “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement." The
information submitted will be shared with SMSP and affiliated
faculty. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to the
Search Chair, Professor Jeremy Firestone ([email protected]). Review of
applications will begin on November 30, 2023, and continue until
the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with
diversity as one of its core values. In that spirit, we seek a
broad range of candidates, including women, people of color,
indigenous people, and people with disabilities. The University is
the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate
of the University for women STEM faculty. For more information go
to http://sites.udel.edu/advance/.
The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found
at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment,
educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and
scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the
Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and
University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits
unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual
violence.

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